I debated whether to post this… I asked myself what does it serve?
I expect my blog visitor Stewart (he has an interesting and v. informing blog btw) would say that it does not do to list the injustices levied against a people by another… for it only serves to fuel more anger and hatred, driving us further away from peace.. but the I thought, these arent past injustices, these are in the here and now. It does not serve us to ignore or dismiss the impact these things have on people.
One statement made in this rap particularly stuck out:
“when will i cease to be a terrorist? when you slap me and I turn the other cheek?”
I chose this title because I was wanting to be an ostrich, hide my head in the ground and pretend that none of this happened, and forget my powerlessness. This video, even though very common, awakened me… I am still powerless, or let us say have very little power… but I cannot ignore its existence.
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